I’m having so much fun this year creating gift guides and enjoying time with my family. Did you see my last gift guide for the dog mom? Find it HERE! It’s super fun and filled with amazing ideas for the dog mom in your life, (or yourself)!
Today I’m talking STOCKINGS! They are a super fun way to get creative and personal even! Today’s gift guide is bringing you a ton of ideas all from small biz. As always, click on the name of the biz to explore/support it!
CheekyFoxStore is a shop owned by two Lithuanian sisters. It was born out of concern for polluted oceans and beaches, woods and groves. Their aim is to enable people to make small but significant steps in reducing waste in daily life. All their products are environmentally friendly, plastic and cruelty free, made by small businesses across Europe. The zero waste starter kit makes an excellent present for anyone who cares about the planet. The two sisters also support the preservation of old forests by enabling donations to the Ancient Woods Foundation.
RanchoTranquilo been raising these wonderful creatures – alpacas – for 18 years. They utilize every grade of fiber that they shear from them once yearly in the spring. They are happy to introduce felt insoles, using fiber sourced from just two of their boys; Pilo and Centanio. These simple insoles bring so much comfort, warmth and joy to the recipient, whether they are farmers, skaters, skiers, hikers, city dwellers. They couldn’t live without theirs. They strive to make unique, quality products which they are proud to offer and support local partners for any manufacturing or supply needs.
PurelyHeartCreations is owned by Debby Yeman. She designs handmade Jewelry and other treasures. Debbie values creativity and has a passion for it. She has been making jewelry for about 5 years, but just starting selling on Etsy in September 2020.
TheMortarPestle is a wonderful tea shop! Their Mason Jar Herbal Tea Trios are the perfect gift.Give the gift of health and wellness with this trio of teas to help relax, soothe and pamper. This box includes Respite Tea, Serenity Tea and Calming Chamomile Tea. Teas make a great gift because you’re showing someone that you care about them and their well being. Teas are loved by adults all the way down to children. Definitely for the sophisticated person who loves dainty teas in china cups. But also for the down-to-earth free spirit who drinks their tea out of wooden cups or clay mugs. Give a great gift that’s practical as well and stands out. They will love it! Each tea blend is in an adorable wee mason jar. These 3 tea blends are caffeine free, anti-stress and relaxing. They added rose petals for a touch of beauty to delight them.
BalmBuddiesShop creates functional and fashionable lip balm holders that work with any look. Deep and his wife, Chella started their shop in Milwaukee, Wi after they just couldn’t deal with constantly losing their lip balms any more. Chella is a medical resident, and has a lanolin allergy that prevents her from using most lip balms. Forgetting or losing her lip balm meant that she would have to deal with chapped lips while working in the dry air at the hospital until she could get back home. They decided to help fix that problem by creating these compact, clip-on, functional, and fashionable lip balm holders.
MarsdenArtJewellery is owned by Kristen Murray who is a Toronto designer amd has been passionately creating jewellery for over 20 years. After studying Jewellery Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design and Gemmology at George Brown College, she then completed a two-year artist residency at Harbourfront Centre. Later, she went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo, specializing in Printmaking. Experimentation is very important in Kristen’s work. She believes that everyday jewellery should be just as unique and conversation-starting as special occasion pieces. Her current work combines her love of colourful gemstones, texture and natural motifs in the simplified forms of Scandinavian design.
ChicandUnique began when the shop owner became frustrated by the lack of environmentally friendly cosmetic packaging. She realized it was possible to make natural skincare without synthetics and supply eco-friendly packaging. Chic & Unique products are vegan, palm oil free, fragrance and perfume free, and plastic free! About the product: Our Soft Vanilla Body Butter is a best seller! Their luscious oil based body butter is made of 4 simple ingredients and scented using natural essential oils. It penetrates deep into the skin leaving it vibrant and healthy looking.
MTAromatic was founded by Registered Aromatherapist (IFA, NAHA, R.A.®), a natural beauty and wellness brand, was established out of passion for aromatherapy and nature, and with mission to increase the awareness and help society improve mental health and wellbeing through natural remedy and holistic living. MT signifies “My Time, My Moment”, it means living life consciously, aware that each moment we breathe is a gift. The brand offers Natural Beauty and Wellness products which are Vegan and Cruelty-free, includes Skincare, Body care, Aromatherapy Blends and other Home essentials. Products are handcrafted in small batches, focus on making natural and functional products for busy and active individuals.
BenchNineBasics loves layering necklaces, stacking bracelets and personalized pieces for a little bit of love and inspiration. Gold and rosegold, sterling silver and gemstones. Everything is handmade in their studio in Ottawa, Canada. Dainty, everyday, luxury ♥
ByCraft is owned by a family. They live in Belarus – a small country with beautiful nature and believe in the beauty of natural materials. Their products are filled with good energy. It makes them happy. They hope you’ll love their creations as much as they do. Be confident that you get high-quality and unique item. Beautiful candle holders set of real natural wood – White birch. Each wood slice is unique! This Simple rustic design that is completely handcrafted from start to finish! Great addition to any décor, whether Farmhouse Style, Rustic, Shabby Chic or Modern aesthetic. They make a great keepsake for you to use for years to come.
Bubblebunssoap was created by LeeAnn. LeeAnn created this company after researching all natural soap and its affect on skin health to help her husband and daughter’s skin issues that kept reoccuring after multiple doctor visits and the prolonged use of topical creams and steroids. Through research and experimentation, she has created recipes from the purest ingredients that replenish lost moisture, nourish and hydrate your skin, and create a pampering home spa experience for men and women alike. Through experimenting with several oils and butters, she has created a decadent blend for beautiful bars, body butters, scrubs, shampoo bars, facial bars, baby soap and bath truffles, all made fresh, in small batches, and with love. Fine essential and fragrance oils are used to give her products their signature scents along with all natural mineral pigments, clay, charcoal, and botanicals to enhance your bathing experience. Paraben free.
Stockings are such a wonderful and personal thing! What do you like to fill your stockings with?